Watford supporting players over racism, says manager Javi Gracia

Torreira celebrates his goal against Napoli

Torreira celebrates his goal against Napoli

"We spoke with the players, they felt our support and it's all we can do in this moment, try to be together, to help them and nothing else". When you are black like me it is really painful, I think, because we are in 2019 and obviously it is not good for football in England.

Gracia's first full season in Hertfordshire has seen Watford amass a record Premier League points tally and remain in the chase for seventh place and will culminate in an FA Cup final against Manchester City.

"I respect the referee's decision".

"I also met with (Manchester City midfielder) David Silva in Valencia previous year and he said to me, "Coach, if you can, come to England, it is the best football and the best atmosphere for you also". We conceded an early goal and after that sending-off, playing with 10 players against Arsenal was very demanding for us.

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"The best news is we have to play one game more than others, not Wolves in this case", said Gracia. We don't have only one final - we have seven finals. "All of them are focused on the next game".

Let's be realistic, as things stand right now we cannot offer Alderweireld wages above what Spurs could offer him, we cannot guarantee him success any more than what Tottenham can, we cannot even guarantee Champions League football right now. 'I continued speaking with him about doing something very important in the last matches here in two competitions that are very important for us. "It will be an important game and a good challenge for us".

Unai Emery's plans this season has been seriously hampered by a series of defensive injuries and the manager is planning to bring in some reinforcements during the summer.

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